The Hill: Airbnb collecting taxes on convention rentals

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Airbnb is collecting taxes on rentals during the political party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, according to a tax analyst.
Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said the decision is the result of recent agreements and laws, and he praised the move on the liberal Tax Justice blog. 
Davis said it made sense for guests renting though Airbnb to pay the same taxes as hotel guests.        
"This is a victory for good tax policy, but most jurisdictions still lag behind," Davis wrote. "Far too many states and localities still need to update their tax systems (and regulations) to account for Airbnb and similar companies."

"Airbnb is collecting taxes on rentals during the political party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, according to a tax analyst.

Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said the decision is the result of recent agreements and laws, and he praised the move on the liberal Tax Justice blog. 

Davis said it made sense for guests renting though Airbnb to pay the same taxes as hotel guests.        

"This is a victory for good tax policy, but most jurisdictions still lag behind," Davis wrote. "Far too many states and localities still need to update their tax systems (and regulations) to account for Airbnb and similar companies.""

 

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